belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Bionic Woman 2007: The Review

Last night I caught the new "Bionic Woman" tv series, right after my usual guilty pleasure, "Dancing with the Stars."

Now I hear that "Knight Rider," is in the works as well, and will be coming soon to a boob tube near you.

What is it with these people? Are they running out of ideas, or what?

Okay. Here is my review of "Bionic Woman": This reincarnation of the life and times of Jamie Summers has very little to do with the Lindsay Wagner 70's show.

While the original series was quite campy and a lot of fun, this one is a lot darker and there is not a punch line to be seen, other than the kicking butt of random people, bad ones and good ones alike. If anything, this 00's remake attempts to remind you of "Dark Angel" but without Jessica Alba.

Yet, while Jessica Alba's "Dark Angel" was a tortured, yet sympathetic character, Michelle Ryan's Jamie is not. I still have to find anything likeable in this grouchy Jamie Summers. On the other hand, guys will consider Ryan's Jamie quite cute, so I imagine that this will help.

The one redeeming quality on the series is Katee Sackhoff, who plays an honest-to-badness kickass villain named Sara Corvis, who is supposed to be the first Bionic Woman, and who was allegedly killed by her own creators when she went psychotic on them.

Only that she didn't die and now she's out for blood. I think that this girl is going to steal the show. She's already getting a lot of attention, and currently I am rooting for the bad guys.

At least those are interesting.

All in all, I cannot say that I am completely sold to the whole series. I may be convinced to watch the ocassional episode and, who knows, it may get better in time.

We'll see.

PS. I am really happy that Floyd and Karina were not eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." What were the judges smoking when they put them in second to last place, and awarded more points to Wayne Newton? No offense. I like Wayne Newton, but he can't dance to save his life.

Belfebe off.
Tags: dancing with the stars, tv

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